Scary Television Shows

There have been some really great TV shows over the years that have focused on the frightening and the macabre.  If you’re a Halloween, horror, or sci-fi fanatic then your DVD collection just isn’t complete without these spooky and scary series that will never cease to entertain and frighten you at the same time.

  scary TV Shows

Scary Television Shows

  1. The X-Files
  2. The Twilight Zone
  3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  4. Tales from the Crypt
  5. The Addams Family

  6. Other Halloween Movies

The X-Files:

One of the coolest and spookiest series of all time.  After nine great seasons of alien hunting, madman seeking, monster searching, and creature chasing, Mulder and Scully have seen it all.  Perhaps the scariest episode of the entire series is season four’s “Home” episode where a deformed baby is found in a field in rural Pennsylvania.  The agents investigate a farm where three of the creepiest brothers you’ve ever seen live in a booby-trapped home that holds a disturbing and frightening secret.  Just try watching this episode alone on Halloween night!


The Twilight Zone:

Rod Serling is the master of the strange and macabre and the original Twilight Zone series that ran from 1959-1964 is a must-have for any sci-fi or horror freak.  With 156 episodes covering everything from nuclear disaster to alien invasion to the irrational fears of society at large, the Twilight Zone has run the gamut.  While it’s nearly impossible to choose a favorite or best episode from this collection, some notable episodes include: “To Serve Man,” “The Invaders,” “The Eye of the Beholder,” “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” “Living Doll,” and “Time Enough at Last.”


Buffy the Vampire Slayer:

While this series originally targeted a teenage audience, its appeal to fans of all ages is universal.  Former cheerleader Buffy Summers and her geek squad of vampire slaying nerds are frightening, funny, and thoroughly engaging.  The characters are interesting and fully developed in some surprising ways by the end of the seventh and final season.  The best and creepiest episode of the series is season four’s “Hush.”  There is almost no dialogue at all in this episode as a group of “gentlemen” terrorize the town by stealing their screams as they float about Sunnydale in some of the scariest scenes you’re bound to see on TV.  The episode taps into everyone’s childhood fear of being chased by monsters, but not being able to scream for help.  Creepy!


Tales from the Crypt:

The Crypt Keeper introduced some of the spookiest, wackiest, and scariest tales any animatronics puppet could muster up.  His ridiculous puns and satanic satire at the beginning of each episode was often the best part of the series, but this series still offers a nice collection of “old school” comic book like tales that were much more graphic, violent, and sexual in nature than other horror series due to the fact that it originally appeared on HBO.  The series ran from 1989 to 1996 and was based on stories from the original EC comic books of the 1950s.  So, if you’re in the mood for a good laugh and a good fright on Halloween night, get this series of DVDs, but don’t let the Crypt Keeper know if you’re scared of the dark!

The Addams Family:

Come on, you know the song…they’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re all together ooky, the Addams Family…but when’s the last time you actually saw an episode of the original series?  The Addams Family only ran for two seasons from 1964 to 1965, but the characters will be remembered forever.  Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Lurch, and Thing were about as scary as field mice, but the series was intriguing and interesting to watch as the family tried to be a part of “normal” society.  This series is appropriate for viewers of all ages and is worth viewing all over again.


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